The winner of the prestigious Man Booker literary prize will be announced in London on the evening of Oct. 16.
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The author who was not nominated for a 2010 National Book Award – Jonathan Franzen – is getting at least as much commentary as those who were.
Howard Jacobson is awarded the Man Booker Prize for his darkly comic novel "The Finkler Question."
A French aristocrat and his British servant travel to America to study its penal system in this unlikely but delightful early 19th-century buddy comedy.